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Windows 7 Pro desktop icons are blank

Posted on 2016-08-24
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It is a network. Server 2012 R2 Server. Windows 7 Professional workstations. The shortcuts on the desktops for programs ran on the server are blank. I know this has always been a problem but this time refreshing the desktop and/or right clicking on the shortcut and Change Icon don't work. When you right click and "Change Icon" the correct icon is shown but it won't update the shortcut.
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Try to manually rebuild the Icon Cache using the Command Prompt

1. Save and close your are work. This procedure will restart the computer when you are done.

2. Open a command prompt..

3. In the command prompt, Copy and paste each command line below exactly as is one at a time and press enter after each command.

NOTE: The last command will restart the computer.
•ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache
•taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
•DEL "%localappdata%\IconCache.db" /A
•DEL "%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\iconcache*" /A
•shutdown /r /f /t 00
4. The IconCache.db file has now been rebuilt.
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Worked great. Thanks Scott.
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Glad I could help.
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